The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Shoreham, Kent Census
That part of the village of Otford that includes Preston Farm House, Catle Farm, Crown Inn, Crown Road, Shoreham Place and Romney Place
Please note:
  • These census records have been transcribed from images of the original census sheets. Whilst all care has been taken, the result is an interpretation of the original which is available at Local Record Offices, from The National Archives, and from
  • Occupation has been unified (e.g. Ag Lab, Farm Lab, and many other such recordings are all displayed as Farm labourer).
  • The Sheet Number is as shown on the original document and is linked to a page showing all the entries on that Sheet (as well as entries from the following or previous sheet where the entry for the location covers more than one sheet).
  • In those instances where the Census entry is incorrect or missing and it has been possible from other sources to derive a correction, then these changes are shown inside square brackets, e.g. [Wife]

Census sheets
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Sheet    Place    Census entry

3Oxbourn Farm HouseJames S. Freeman, M, Head, widowed, age 28, born Boxley, Kent; occupation: farm bailiff
    Gertrude M. Freeman, F, Daughter, age 5, born Wrecclesham, Surrey
    Sydney H. Freeman, M, Son, age 3, born Shoreham, Kent
    Beatrice A. Freeman, F, Daughter, age 2, born Shoreham, Kent
    Elizabeth Lishman, F, Housekeeper, widowed, age 41, born Alkerton, Oxford; occupation: housekeeper
    Alice Peake, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation General servant

3Mill Lane CottageEmma A. Berry, F, Head, married, age 36, born Little Chart, Kent
    Eman Berry, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Little Chart, Kent
    Charles Larner, M, Boarder, single, age 22, born Darenth, Kent; occupation: paper maker

3CottageJohn Bowers, M, Head, married, age 33, born Darenth, Kent, occupation: paper maker
    Eliza M. Bowers, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Dartford, Kent
    George W. Bowers, M, Son, age 9, born Dartford, Kent, occupation: scholar
    Edith E. Bowers, F, Daughter, age 3, born Dartford, Kent
    Arthur E. Bowers, M, Son, age 10 m, born Shoreham, Kent

3CottageJohn Knight, M, Head, married, age 60, born North Newton, Oxford; occupation: paper maker
    Jemima Knight, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Stonehouse, Devon
    Charles Knight, M, Son, single, age 15, born Wycombe Marsh, Buckingham; occupation: scholar
    Edna Webb, F, Boarder, single, age 28, born Eynsford, Kent; occupation Employed at paper factory

3CottageEdward Honess, M, Head, married, age 34, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Alice Honess, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Boxley, Kent; occupation: laundress
    Florence Honess, F, Daughter, age 9, born Maidstone, Kent
    Sarah Honess, F, Daughter, age 7, born Maidstone, Kent
    Bertha Honess, F, Daughter, age 4, born West Farleigh, Kent
    Eliza L. Honess, F, Daughter, age 2, born East Farleigh, Kent

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